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Upcoming Events

05/11/2021 - 6:00pm


TUESDAY, MAY 11TH, 6 PM ET


Please join us for a virtual event with authors, Farah Kafei, Ellen Lupton, Kaleena Sales, Jennifer Tobias, Leslie Xia, as they present their last book "Extra Bold". 

We will be presenting this event virtually using Zoom.  

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Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers is the inclusive, practical, and informative career guide for designers (and everyone else) we've been waiting for.  

 

Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, and written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures and how to navigate them. Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers, and biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. 

05/13/2021 - 6:00pm


THURSDAY, MAY 13TH, 6 PM ET

Please join us for a virtual event with author, Glenna Lang, in conversation with Andrew Berman , as they will present her last book "Jane Jacobs's First City". 

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A thorough investigation of how Jane Jacobs’s ideas about the life and economy of great cities grew from her home city, Scranton

Jane Jacobs’s First City vividly reveals how this influential thinker and writer’s classic works germinated in the once vibrant, mid-size city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where Jane spent her initial eighteen years. In the 1920s and 1930s, Scranton was a place of enormous di­versity and opportunity. Small businesses of all kinds abounded and flourished, quality public education was available to and supported by all, and even recent immi­grants could save enough to buy a house. Opposing political parties joined forces to tackle problems, and citizens worked together for the public good.

Through interviews with contemporary Scrantonians and research of historic newspapers, city directories, and vital records, author Glenna Lang has uncovered Scranton as young Jane experienced it and shows us the lasting impact of her growing up in this thriving and accessible environment. Readers can follow the development of Jane’s acute observational abilities from childhood through her passion in early adulthood to understand and write about what she saw. Reflecting Jane’s belief in trusting one’s own direct observation above all, this volume has been richly illustrated with historic and modern color images that help bring alive a lost Scranton. The book demonstrates why, at the end of Jacobs’s life, her thoughts and conversations increasingly returned to Scranton and the potential for cohesion and inclusiveness in all cities.

Glenna Lang's previous work about Jane Jacobs—Genius of Common Sense: The Story of Jane Jacobs and “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”—was chosen as a 2009 Notable Book by both the New York Times and Smithsonian Magazine. She wrote and illustrated Looking Out for Sarah, about a day in the life of a seeing-eye dog, which won the American Library Association’s Schneider Family Award. Although she grew up mainly in New York City, she has lived for many years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, now part of Tufts University.

Andrew Berman has been named to Vanity Fair’s “Hall of Fame” for his work to fight to preserve the character of Greenwich Village, and was named one of the 100 Most Influential New Yorkers by New York Magazine and one of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate by the New York Observer. Since 2002 he has been the Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which has become the largest neighborhood preservation organization in New York City.

 

 

Author Glenna Lang's previous work about Jane Jacobs-Genius of Common Sense: The Story of Jane Jacobs and "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"-aimed to inspire young adults but appealed to all ages in the general public and at universities. It was chosen as a 2009 Notable Book by both the New York Times and Smithsonian Magazine. As an illustrator, she produced four classic poems as picture books for children with David R. Godine, Publisher. Lang wrote and illustrated Looking Out for Sarah, about a day in the life of a seeing-eye dog, which won the American Library Association's Schneider Family Award. Although she grew up mainly in New York City, she has lived for many years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, now part of Tufts University. She has loved spending time in Scranton with her husband, Alexander von Hoffman, and their dog, Easy.
06/22/2021 - 6:00pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND, 6 PM ET


Please join us for a virtual event with translator Ann Goldstein and curatore Marta Barone as they present "Distant Fathers", the singular autobiography from author Marina Jarre, translated into English for the first time.

DISTANT FATHERS is a singular autobiography that unfurls from author Marina Jarre’s native Latvia during the 1920s and '30s and expands southward to the Italian countryside. In distinctive writing as poetic as it is precise, Jarre depicts an exceptionally multinational and complicated family: her elusive, handsome father—a Jew who perished in the Holocaust; her severe, cultured mother—an Italian Protestant who translated Russian literature. This memoir—likened to Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov or Annie Ernaux’s The Years and now translated into English for the first time—probes questions of time, language, womanhood, belonging and estrangement, while asking what homeland can be for those who have none, or many more than one.

 

Marina Jarre was born in Riga, Latvia,and lived in Italy from 1935 until her death at the age of 90 in 2016. Cultural identity, personal character, psychology, and autobiographical themes are central elements of her novels and stories.

 

Ann Goldstein has translated The Neapolitan Novels and other works by Elena Ferrante, as well as writings by Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anna Maria Ortese. She is a former editor at The New Yorker.

 

Marta Barone is the author of the novel Città sommersa and is overseeing the republication of Marina Jarre's writings in Italy for Bompiani.

Press:

 

“This is a beautifully ingenious memoir, saturated in the history of the European 20th century, and made all the more compelling by Ann Goldstein’s luminous translation.”

Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments and The Odd Woman and the City

 

“Ann Goldstein’s shimmering translation of Jarre’s prose delivers into English a European masterpiece.”
Benjamin Taylor, author of Here We Are and The Hue and Cry at Our House

 

“Marina Jarre is an original, powerful and incisive writer ... Her workstrue, small-scale, essential masterpieceshave found passionate readers and critics and have an indisputable place in Italian literature of the past fifty years.”
Claudio Magris, author of Danube and Blameless

 

“Marina Jarre’s astonishing work reads like a dreamscape. Here, a Nabokovian memory mingles with meditations on homeland, womanhood, and sexuality. A book both sharp as a blade and glistening like a river in the sun.”

Lila Azam Zanganeh, author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness

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